Empower students to build skills for lifetime success.
High school is an exciting and sometimes daunting time for students, as they start to think ahead to college and careers. As a grades 8-12 teacher, you can make a positive impact on their path to adulthood using strategies and skills that will encourage success.
In our secondary education program, you'll choose one of eight subject areas to focus on. You’ll also investigate aspects of adolescent development in the areas of language, memory, sensory perception, emotion, and attention. You'll learn how to develop instructional units and effective teaching strategies. Discover how project-based collaborative learning can engage students in meaningful explorations.
You'll explore best practices for instruction and assessment, and learn how to work with diverse student populations, including English language learners. Throughout your studies, you'll bring creativity and reflection to all you do.
At the end of your program, you can practice your newfound skills in a high school classroom through your student teaching experience. You'll graduate knowing that you have the degree you need to land the career you're passionate about. That's because employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one.
This program prepares you for licensure in one of eight content areas:
- Biology (8–12)
- Chemistry (8–12)
- Earth Science (8–12)
- English (5–12)
- History (5–12)
- Mathematics (8–12)
- Physics (8–12)
- Social Sciences (5–12)
As of July 1, 2019, English, History, and Social Sciences licenses span grades 5-12.